Im Letting you guys help me decide on some Feature Changes for a game I'm working on called Cosmic Frontier
The First Poll has Ended, Thanks to everyone Who Voted, The General Opinion is that it would be cool to see, if It was properly Implemented. Most of the info on Planet Orbits is Below but The Last Little bit I worked out is Not below but Works out well, Trust me
The Rate I think Ive Decided on is 1 Minute Real Time = 1 Day in game time. This Makes it take 6 Hours and 5 Minutes of Gameplay to = 1 Earth Year in Game time, I May change it but I feel its fast enough to make Time Pass Fast enough to Notice the Passage of time and movements of planets but Slow enough that if you go to take a Poop for 5 minutes and you come back the Planet will have moved, but not by a lot. Ill work this out in Tests over time, But for now Ill stick with what I Have for my Initial release.
The New Poll is about Surfacing Planets. Initially I had not planned to add support to the planets so you could surface until a couple of people I know had asked if I was going too add a "Mass Effect" type thing where they could Surface the planet. and Initially said no, as one of the things I hated about Mass Effect 1 was the Driving around on the Planet...
But Recently Ive had a Change in Heart, and have been considering it as long as I Make it More Fun and Less Tedious. Im Interested to know what kind of Planet interaction people would like to see in Cosmic Frontier. Some Ideas have beem:
Terraforming Planets: Setting up Atmosphere Generators, and Power Supplies, Setting Up either Plant Life on suitable Planets or Beginning Mining operations.
Building Cities: Setting up Planets with Power, Housing, Business, and trade. As a Result after Trade is set up, a Trade Station Will Orbit the Planet, where you Can buy randomly Generated Items.
City Walking: I got a Request last time I mentioned Building Cities, I was asked if there was a Way I could add Going down to the Surface and Walk around go to shops and stuff on the planet. (This one is only Possible if I include Building Cities, and Internal Ships, Internal Ships being another Poll For later)I have Yet to Decide What View it will be, but it will likely be isometric or Side scrolling-esk(like Streets of Rage) Like Internal Ships, The City Walking will Be Directly related to How the City is Shaped.
Poll 1 Results(6/16/11):
Yes, It makes it Realistic - 4 (30.8%)
Yes, It adds a Challenge - 2 (15.4%)
Yes, It adds to the Exploration - 4 (30.8%)
No, It makes things hard to find - 0 (0%)
No, it makes Traveling too Complicated - 1 (7.7%)
No I dont want to have to Calculate new Planet positions all the time(see Post below)) - 2 (15.4%)
Total Voters: 6